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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost UUID Maintainer
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 03:59:07

On 8/4/2017 10:54 PM, James E. King, III via Boost wrote:
> Greetings! I'm a long-time boost user and over the years I have posted
> defects into boost trac for the components I have used. I was reviewing
> the backlog on boost::uuid and in trac and it needs a bit of grooming. I
> started submitting some PRs to resolve some of these. Edward D. in the CMT
> group was reviewing some of them and mentioned that there is no active
> maintainer for the library, and invited me to introduce myself here.
> I am currently a committer on the Apache Thrift project and I have 20+
> years development experience with C++. I have good experience at backlog
> grooming, and I am very focused on quality. I believe firmly in testing
> all code branches, and using coverage tools to prove it. I also assisted
> the glibc team in getting started with Coverity Scan which helped lead to
> resolution of 138 defects at last count. My current position is a Software
> Architect at HPE SimpliVity where I have been for the last ~7 years (I'm
> easy to find on LinkedIn, hopefully). I live in Westford, MA, USA.
> Given there is no maintainer for boost::uuid currently, I would like to
> petition for that responsibility. It is a relatively small library in the
> portfolio and seems like a good introduction to being a maintainer in such
> a widely used project.
> Thanks for your consideration,

I would like to back Jim King as the maintainer for uuid. We need
experienced programmers who are willing to maintain libraries where the
original developer or previous maintainer can no longer do so. Currently
uuid is part of CMT, but any lessening of the burden of the libraries
under CMT is always welcome.

> Jim King

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